Secretary of State Clinton Gets Another Ouchie

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went to India to perform an act of contrition on behalf of United States for our Global Warming sins and to ask India not to do the same thing:
“We acknowledge now with President Obama that we have made mistakes in the United States, and we along with other developed countries have contributed most significantly to the problem that we face with climate change,” she said. “We are hoping a great country like India will not make the same mistakes.”
India, in response, basically told Clinton to stick it her personal methane exit ramp:
“There is simply no case for the pressure that we, who have been among the lowest emissions per capita, face to actually reduce emissions,” Jairam Ramesh, India’s environment minister told Mrs Clinton. “And as if this pressure was not enough, we also face the threat of carbon tariffs on our exports to countries such as yours.”
Maybe India is holding out for one of those “Overcharge” buttons that Mrs. Clinton gave Russia…

8 thoughts on “Secretary of State Clinton Gets Another Ouchie”

  1. Obama foreign policy seems to bash our friends and embrace our enemies. Maybe India should start developing a missile that could reach the U. S.

    Then they could get aid instead of tariffs .

  2. Bushie deserves a lot of blame for this because of his denial of the science of global warming and by his outright snub of the Kyoto Conference.

    If you were India, what would your attitude be toward the US whose per capita carbon emission is 17 times that of India?

    Since we are the largest emitter of carbon on the globe, we should be the leaders in cutting emissions. Obama is trying to do just that with cap and trade, while the GOP continues in their denial of the science.

  3. Perry, Kyoto died in 1997 with the Senate’s Byrd-Hagel Resolution that passed 95-0 and prevented the USA from adopting Kyoto. Bush simply didn’t exhume it from it’s grave.

  4. Bush should have “exhumed it from it’s grave”, Maria. A lot more of the science had been established in the intervening 4 years, and even more during the remainder of Bush, yet he and the GOP did NOTHING!

    Face it, Maria, the GOP (mainly) persists in denial of the science, for ideological reasons only, latching on to any scientific critic of AGW they can find. Denial is like a religion to them, which is one reason they are where they are politically.

    You were putting the blame on Hillary/Obama. That is not where it belongs.

    And again, I don’t blame India for it’s stance, because the rich and powerful US has yet to stand up to this really serious global challenge, thus the burden of our “sins” will rest on your son’s generation.

  5. Perry, first, the people treating The Global Warming issue like a “religion” are people like you. If a scientist dares to dispute TGW in any way, they are ridiculed and threatened with having their credentials revoked, some of the faithful even suggest putting them on trial. Hooray for embracing science.

    And frankly, if people like Al Gore would stop turning The Global Warming into a money making scheme while they tool around the planet endlessly on private jets, maybe there wouldn’t be so many skeptics.

    Did you know you don’t have to plant trees anymore, Perry, to offset your carbon footprint? Now you can just buy shares in Al Gore’s green mutual fund, the one he’s running with the former head of Goldman Sachs.

    Isn’t that great, now you can fly around on your private jet, spew carbon like a champ, complain about cows farting, and buy stock to cleanse your soul of it’s carbon sins. Now THAT really shows how serious the people who preach about The Global Warming are about the planet.

    Second, I didn’t blame anything on Hillary and Obama, I just pointed out another botched attempt at international relations.

    Third, the Byrd Hagel Resolution passed 95-0. Was that vote back when there were 95 Republican Senators? Because I don’t seem to remember those times. In 2002 and 2004 Byrd and Hagel testified before Congress that nothing had changed to alter the premise of the Resolution. Again, without the support of the Senate, why exhume the dead?

    And last but not least, there was a time when Wilmington was on the tail end of a glacier. Now, I wasn’t alive when it was like that, neither were my parents, my grandparents, and I can’t recall reading about Caesar Rodney hiking over a glacier to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776. So how the heck did the glacier manage to recede before our Industrial Revolution? Woolly Mammoth farts?

    Scientists still can’t explain many of the climate variations of the past, so what makes you think they can explain today’s climate variations?

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